Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Does Fitz Wanna Talk to Junior???
Oh yes, who can ever forget Junior's sweet little entreties last winter -- just to make sure the candidate we had all been waiting for 'won,' fair and square, of course.
"Many of these guys have offered their support to Mrs. Clinton, but Obama has won their districts. So you wake up without the carpet under your feet. You might find some young primary challenger placing you in a difficult position."
Yes, that's right, boys and girls. it's quite natural that Jessie Junior would be in the thick of the fight for Obama's seat. From The Atlantic via MyDD:
On Dec. 4, Blagojevich allegedly told an advisor that he might "get some (money) up front, maybe" from Senate Candidate 5, if he named Senate Candidate 5 to the Senate seat, to insure that Senate Candidate 5 kept a promise about raising money for Blagojevich if he ran for re-election. In a recorded conversation on Oct. 31, Blagojevich claimed he was approached by an associate of Senate Candidate 5 as follows: "We were approached to `pay to play.' That, you know, he'd raise 500 grand. An emissary came. Then the other guy would raise a million, if I made him (Senate Candidate 5) a Senator."
From the context, it's probably Jesse Jackson. Jr.
"Later on December 4, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH spoke to Fundraiser A. ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated he was "elevating" Senate Candidate 5 on the list of candidates for the open Senate seat. ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided ROD BLAGOJEVICH with something "tangible up front." ROD BLAGOJEVICH noted he was going to meet with Senate Candidate 5 in the next few days."
The only candidate with whom Blagojevich met within that period was Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Well, with fresh attention from Fitz, it doesn't look to good for him. In the blink of a eye, poof; there goes the coveted Senate seat. With the latest scandal, Junior is spoiled goods and will never be appointed. Moreoever, if he were to decide to run in the future, he'd never be able to win a statewide election. Maybe he can find a cushy seat under Obama's bus because you know that's-a-coming.
Following a 90-minute audition meeting today with Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. said he was confident in the process the governor is using to make his choice for a Senate successor to President-elect Barack Obama.
Jackson has mounted the most highly visible campaign among several people who are being considered for the Senate post. He said the meeting with Blagojevich amounted to a “very productive conversation, very thoughtful” that covered a broad range of issues.
Jackson has mounted the most highly visible campaign among several people who are being considered for the Senate post. He said the meeting with Blagojevich amounted to a “very productive conversation, very thoughtful” that covered a broad range of issues.“I am convinced that the governor has a very thoughtful process that he has put in place and is wrestling and weighing a number of issues in this enormous decision that he has to make,” Jackson said
Wah, ha, ha, ha, ha. First Tweety and Olby of MSNBC get their comeuppance when they're passed over for the "Meet the Press" gig. And now Jesse gets his. Well, it all couldn't have happened to a bunch of nicer boyzz.